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Machine Learning Scientist


Edinburgh, United Kingdom


We are looking for outstanding Machine Learning Scientists to join an Agile teams at our development centre in Edinburgh, Scotland. Successful candidates will have strong technical ability, a focus on great customer experience, excellent teamwork and communication skills, and a motivation to achieve results in a fast-paced environment.

Our position offers exceptional opportunities for every candidate to grow their technical and non-technical skills. If you are selected, you have the opportunity to make a difference to our business by designing and building state of the art machine learning systems at huge scale, working on exciting and challenging projects and delivering meaningful results.

Key responsibilities:
- Rapidly design, prototype and test many possible hypotheses in a high-ambiguity environment, making use of both quantitative analysis and business judgment.
- Collaborate with software engineering teams to integrate successful experimental results into large-scale, highly complex Amazon production systems.
- Report results in a manner which is both statistically rigorous and compellingly relevant, exemplifying good scientific practice in a business environment.
- Promote the culture of experimentation and science at Amazon.


· Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, or related quantitative field.
· Experience applying Machine Learning to business problems.
· Strong computer science grounding in a broad range of algorithms and data-structures.
· Proficiency in an object-orientated programming language (C++, Java, C#, C, Perl/Ruby, etc.)
· Proficiency with mathematical programming environments (R, Matlab, Numpy/Scipy, SAS, etc.)
· Programming skills sufficient to extract, transform, and clean large (multi-terrabyte) data sets in a Unix/Linux environment.
· Excellent critical thinking skills, combined with the ability to present your ideas clearly and compellingly in both verbal and written form.


· Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Machine Learning, Data Science, or related field.

In return, we offer a highly competitive salary, and other excellent benefits including healthcare. This is your opportunity to develop a rewarding career in a unique, passionate, and international environment, work hard, have fun and make history!

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills.

All offers are conditional on references, verification of the right to work in the UK, and a successful background screening check. This check will include previous employment verification, qualification verification (if relevant) and a basic criminal check. Further details of this policy and procedure will be sent to you along with your conditional offer.


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